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Coptic Good Friday in Egypt

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today.

Is Coptic Good Friday a Public Holiday?

Coptic Good Friday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Friday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Friday opening hours.

The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.

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About Coptic Good Friday

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Coptic Good Friday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriApr 10Coptic Good FridayObservance
2016FriApr 29Coptic Good FridayObservance
2017FriApr 14Coptic Good FridayObservance
2018FriApr 6Coptic Good FridayObservance
2019FriApr 26Coptic Good FridayObservance
2020FriApr 17Coptic Good FridayObservance
2021FriApr 30Coptic Good FridayObservance
2022FriApr 22Coptic Good FridayObservance
2023FriApr 14Coptic Good FridayObservance
2024FriMay 3Coptic Good FridayObservance
2025FriApr 18Coptic Good FridayObservance

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